Brian Sowa

New York, New York, US

Brian's Skills
Business Development
Public Relations

About Brian

Brian is the founder of Keystone Public Affairs, a government relations and public affairs company that specializes in energy, transportation, technology and healthcare issues. Brian brings over a decade of government relations, federal marketing and political experience to the company.

Most recently, Brian served for six years as a Vice President of SMI. While at SMI, Brian advised clients, from Fortune 500 companies and large universities to small technology startups and non-profits, on a wide variety of issues including strategic policy consulting, federal business development and contracting, federal appropriations funding, and grassroots outreach.

Before joining SMI in 2005, Brian served as Senior Legislative Assistant to former Congressman John E. Peterson of Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District, a Member of both the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Resources.

As Senior LA, Brian retained a broad legislative portfolio, including, energy, natural resources, transportation, technology, defense, and homeland security. Brian also staffed the Congressman on both of his committee assignments, and oversaw eight of the eleven Appropriations subcommittees. Brian is the author of several legislative bills, including the Oil Region National Heritage Area Act, and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Extension and Reform Act of 2005, both of which were signed into law, as well as many amendments dealing with energy, transportation, and technology issues.

In addition to Brian’s extensive government relations experience, he has served as senior staff on a number of political campaigns. In 2004, Brian was the NWPA 72 Hour Task Force Director on the Bush-Cheney Presidential campaign, overseeing volunteer operations for 22 counties. He served in the same capacity for the Santorum Senate campaign in 2006. And in 2008, Brian served as Campaign Manager for a Republican candidate in the nine-way primary race following Rep. Peterson’s retirement.


Clarion University of PA


2001 - 2001